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How To : Create basic 3D shapes in Photoshop

Looking for an easy way to create 3D shapes? Have Photoshop CS3 or later? Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from TutVids. For more informatio ...more

How To : Create 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to draw and edit the properties of 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3. It's actually very simple to do and you should have the hang of it in no time. Create 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on adobe.com

How To : Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator

Just by experimenting with the Type tool and the 3D effect Revolve in Illustrator, you can use the alphabet to create a whole series of 3D objects. Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Create the illusion of 3D shapes in Flash

Want to create 3D shapes in flash easily, without doing any real 3D modeling work? Watch this video and learn a few basics. An Adobe Flash tutorial video that is essentially divided into three sections. The 1st section teaches how to create a rounded filled circle with spheric ...more

How To : Create 3D shapes in OpenOffice Draw

While not as advanced as some of the dedicated graphics packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Open Office Draw still allows you to create nice looking images. In this tutorial, Steve shows you how to quickly convert a 2D shape into a 3D object, and edit the settings to get the loo ...more

How To : Create a 3D text shape in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D text shape. Learn how to extrude a font using the Extrude modifier. The modifier works with any closed spline shape, not just text objects. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to ...more

How To : Create 3D effect using shape hints in Macromedia Flash

To control more complex or improbable shape changes in Macromedia Flash, you can use shape hints. Shape hints identify points that should correspond in starting and ending shapes. This video tutorial teaches you how to use shape hints to make a cool 3D effect.

How To : Create 2D lines and shapes in 3ds Max 8

Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on a detailed look at creating shapes and lines. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television, so don't miss out you digital animators.

How To : Create & manipulate shape lights in 3ds Max 2010

In this clip, you'll see how to create custom shaped light sources using simple meshes and adding an Arch&Design shader to it to render the scene with Mental Ray. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint ...more

How To : Create simple shapes in 3ds Max

Shapes in 3ds Max are 2D objects that do not show in the rendered images, but are used as a basis for construction of 3D objects or as animation paths. Shapes have names and a specific color in the viewport. In this 3ds Max 7 & 8 video tutorial you will learn how to make primi ...more

How To : Map art on 3D invisible shapes in Illustrator

If you need help with 3D concepts in Illustrator, Bert's going to show you how to wrap an invisible 3-dimensional shape made in the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool with Map Art tool. Curled ribbons for campaign posters are just the beginning with this Illustrator tutorial!

How To : Use shape keys to do 3D graphics in Blender

Shape keys are one of the most basic and important parts of making 3D graphics. This video will teach you how to use them in one popular 3D modeling suite: Blender. Also covered are how to apply your shape keys in animations and in the game engine that your graphics will be ru ...more

How To : Create a website drop shadow in Dreamweaver

Learn how to create a drop shadow that runs along your site, and, if your site expands, expands with it! Start in Photoshop to create a nice little drop shadow graphic and then head to Dreamweaver for some fun with CSS and divs. Looking for an easy way to create 3D shapes? Hav ...more

How To : Create and work with complex 3D projects

In this episode, Aharon shares some tips for simplifying and working with 3D compositions. You will also get a look at some cool tools designed to easily distribute and arrange layers in 3D space, and that help in creating complex 3D shapes. Creative Cow is a support communit ...more

How To : Apply clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Learn how to interlace custom shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, an effect that's especially attractive when working with 3d perspective objects and shapes. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to be ...more

How To : Become a cartoon animation master

Want to become a cartoon master? Want to make your own animations? Well, you've found the right place! This cartooner's free online interactive tutorial teaches you, step-by-step, how to draw and animate - the easy and fun way. There's even some shortcuts and animator's secre ...more

How To : Apply light sources to 3D projects in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create geometrical shapes in Autodesk AutoCAD 2011

Need some help figuring out how to construct geometry in AutoCAD 2011? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D drafting application or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the newest ...more

How To : Create and edit Shape Keys in Blender 2.49b or 2.5

This clip offers a few quick tips on how to create, edit and otherwise manipulate Shape Keys when using Blender 2.49b or 2.5. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself ...more

How To : Create shape keys within Blender 2.5

This tutorial goes over creating shape keys (or shapekeys) within Blender and goes on to apply drivers to the shape keys so that the armature can control the them. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seas ...more

How To : Create a 3D origami moving cube with Jo Nakashima

Take classic origami moving cubes to the third dimension by attempting this box-like version of moving cubes, which moves on both the x and y axes. This amazing craft can be shaped into as many forms as you can make with Legos. Watch this video by origami folder Jo Nakashima ...more

How To : Origami a tessellation hexagon twist

Regular hexagons are so blah, so amp up the tried and true geometric shape (and kindergarten building blocks toy) by adding a whole new dimension! Make your hexagons go 3D wih this tutorial on how to create a hexagon twist. It is a technique that is often used in origami tess ...more

How To : Make a 3D domino pyramid easily

This shows you how to easily construct a 3D domino pyramid. First, line up your dominoes on their sides in a zigzagged diamond-shaped pattern. Then, stack dominoes on the left side facing vertically-going from one to another-on all the dominoes except the three in the top left ...more

How To : Create rotating planets and moons in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Convert 2D Photos Into 3D Models

The video below demonstrates how you can convert you 2D Photos into 3D Models using 3Defy. You will need to follow these steps: 1. Select a photograph to work with. You can either upload one of your own photos, or provide a URL to an image on the Internet. 2. Identify the o ...more

How To : Model an object using the CV Curve tool in Maya

3D modeling tool Mayafrom Autodesk is a monster of a program, able to do SO many things. One of the things you'll need to learn is how to use the CV Curve tool. This will allow you to create objects with curves of any shape or dimension you desire. Let's be honest, most of you ...more

How To : Make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads. First, you will need a cuff that is already made, then use the string that is hanging off the end. Put on one bead, then thread it through the bead next to it. Continue this all the way around the cuff. Now, ...more

How To : Rig eyes for dilation in Blender

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see how to use driven shape-keys to dilate the pupil of an eye. The tutorial also demonstrates how to use custom bone shapes and limiting the transformation of a bone via constraints. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's pop ...more

How To : Box model an alien in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to use the box-modeling technique to create a full character. The box-modeling technique is a good way to quickly visualize the shape of your character, rather than a creating the detail from the beginning. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundatio ...more

How To : Model a pumpkin in Blender

This clip will walk you through the process of modeling a pumpkin in Blender. This tutorial uses a combination of mirror and lattice modifiers to create a model that can easily be shaped without disfiguring the original mesh. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popu ...more

How To : Draw a 3D electric eel

This video shows us how to draw an electric eel even if we are not professionals. We start by drawing a flag shape (like two cylinders connected) as this being the body. After this we can draw the eyes, one fully visible and the other only little because is in the back. Now we ...more

How To : Draw Donald Duck on your own

This video illustrates the quick and easy method to Draw Donald Duck on your own . The process is comprised of the following steps:Step 1: Take a blank sheet of paper and a HB Bonded lead pencil.Step 2: Draw a face that resembles a duck's face. Make sure you don't make the ear ...more

How To : Create a custom shape extruder in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) demonstrates how you can extrude any vector based layer to give it a real 3D look inside After Effects. Above all other features... it consists only of one layer. Not only can it be textured, but it can also reflect the ...more

How To : Animate a 3D airplane in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create flooring in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Apply light sources to 3D models in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardst ...more

How To : Box model a jet in 3DS Max for PaperVision3D

This software tutorial series teaches you how to box model in 3DS Max. Specifically, you will learn the basics of box modeling in 3D Studio Max, then box model a jet and animate it for PaperVision3D. PART 1: covers the basics of shapes and objects and do a review of keyboard s ...more

How To : Fold a Textured Origami Ball

One of the most popular and basic origami geometric shapes is the "water bomb," which is a simple inflated cube. With a few extra folds and only a minor shift in approach, a more complex geometric shape can be achieved. This 24-faced, 3-dimensional object is formed using 8 id ...more

How To : Import different shapes into Xara3D

This video shows how to make simple 2D shapes into 3D. The video starts out making three different 2D shapes, and copy and pasting them into the Xera 3D program. The shapes can then be moved so that they are on top of one another, and different colors. When finished one of the ...more

How To : Visualize audio with Trapcode Form in After Effects

This software tutorial teaches you how to use Trapcode Form, and After Effects plug-in, to visualize audio. Trapcode form is used to bend nature to your will by creating flame, smoke and other organic 3D shapes — and then synchronize it with your favorite audio. This After eff ...more

How To : Vacuum Formsheet plastic with household materials

This video will teach you the process of vacuum forming sheet plastic into 3D shapes using the $40 make-it-yourself vacuum former from this "Instructable." http://www.instructables.com/id/E8RW9 Check out http://www.VacuumFormerPlans.com for more free information on vacuum fo ...more

How To : Draw a flower pot in Flash

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn to use Flash as a drawing tool, while making several pseudo-3D shapes, including a flower pot. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, and Free Transform Tool. Draw a flower pot in Flash. C ...more

How To : Create custom-shaped lights in modo

In this new tip tutorial, you'll see how you can use Luminous properties to create custom shaped lights. Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and acce ...more

How To : Make 3D objects in After Effects

Adobe After Affects is a great piece of software that allows you to make movie quality videos with great design and beautiful picture. If you want to know how to construct three dimensional objects, take a few minutes and watch this video! It takes you through simple, easy-to- ...more

How To : Use Illustrator to make shapes for 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to use Illustrator to make shapes for 3d Max. The video shows you how to prepare and export files in Illustrator. You'll also learn how to import to 3D Max, and extrude the shapes. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top le ...more

How To : Talk about shapes in Italian

Another Italian language video that teaches some of the other basic words in the language. The knowledge of shapes too is essential when conversing in any language. The words shown in the video are very commonly used. The presenter in this video, simply takes the shape in his ...more

How To : Use layer maps in Trapcode Form in After Effects

This software tutorial shows you how to use layer masks in Trapcode Form, a plug-in for After Effects. Trapcode Form helps you bend nature to your will by creating flame, smoke and other organic 3D shapes — and then synchronize it with your favorite audio. Learn how to work wi ...more

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